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Thoughtlessness Quotes By G.K. Chesterton

What is now called free thought is valued, not because it is free thought, but because it is freedom from thought; because it is free thoughtlessness. — G.K. Chesterton

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Maxim Gorky

All that is called Destiny or Fate is none other than the result of our thoughtlessness and our mistrust of ourselves; we should know that all that is created on earth is created by its sole Master and Laborer
Man. — Maxim Gorky

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Van Morrison

Leave your thoughtlessness behind you then you may begin to understand. Clear the emptiness around you with the waving of your hand. — Van Morrison

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Thornton W. Burgess

That's the trouble with thoughtlessness; it never remembers other people. — Thornton W. Burgess

Thoughtlessness Quotes By David C. Alves

Seldom do we think about how seldom we think. — David C. Alves

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Charles Caleb Colton

Avarice has ruined more men than prodigality, and the blindest thoughtlessness of expenditure has not destroyed so many fortunes as the calculating but insatiable lust of accumulation. — Charles Caleb Colton

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Richard Mitchell

There is only one remedy for ignorance and thoughtlessness, and that is literacy. Millions and millions of children would today stand in no need of sex education or consumer education or anti-racism education or any of those fake educations, if they had had in the first place 'an' education. — Richard Mitchell

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Craig D. Lounsbrough

In the thoughtlessness of my incessant hurry, I have made God an 'addendum in' my life verses the 'agenda of' my life. And what I need to hurry up and realize is that with these priorities positioned as such, what I am hurrying to is my own demise. — Craig D. Lounsbrough

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Craig D. Lounsbrough

We're just hacking away at things and not thinking a whole lot about what the hacking's going to look like when we're done hacking. — Craig D. Lounsbrough

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Huineng

When our mind works freely without any hindrance, and is at liberty to 'come' or to 'go', we attain Samadhi of Prajna, or liberation. Such a state is called the function of 'thoughtlessness'. But to refrain from thinking of anything, so that all thoughts are suppressed, is to be Dharma-ridden, and this is an erroneous view. — Huineng

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Criss Jami

There is, after all, no moral difference between the bigot and the tolerator. They are from case to case positive or negative. One man is bigoted because he was given the sword of truth, another because he is angered in thoughtlessness; then, one man is tolerant because he was given the flag of peace, another because he is cowardly and wishes to hide all guilt. — Criss Jami

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Plutarch

Poverty is never dishonourable in itself, but only when it is a mark of sloth, intemperance, extravagance, or thoughtlessness. When, on the other hand, it is the handmaid of a sober, industrious, righteous, and brave man, who devotes all his powers to the service of the people, it is the sign of a lofty spirit that harbours no mean thoughts — Plutarch

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Bertrand Russell

Protagoras did not know if the gods exist, but he held in any case they ought to be worshiped. Philosophy, according to him, had nothing edifying to teach, and for the survival of morals we must rely upon the thoughtlessness of the majority and their willingness to believe what they had been taught. — Bertrand Russell

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Aaron Blaylock

As a society we've progressed to a point where it is unacceptable behavior to knock someone down who is acting a fool. I teach my children to use their words when faced with a conflict. That's what civilized people do. All that is fine and good except for one small thing; we've enabled the fools ...
... What if people could expect a measure of instant justice when they were out of order? The acts of thoughtlessness would decline exponentially. If you give people license to be fools then you are left to deal with fools. However, if you put fools on notice then they'll be forced to snap to attention and act right or suffer the consequences. Think of it as an adult spanking. — Aaron Blaylock

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Michael Crichton

In the information society, nobody thinks. We expected to banish paper, but we actually banished thought. — Michael Crichton

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Lidia Yuknavitch

Have endless patterns and repetitions accompanying your thoughtlessness, as if to say let go of that other more linear story, with its beginning, middle, and end, with its transcendent end, let go, we are the poem, we have come miles of life, we have survived this far to tell you, go on, go on. — Lidia Yuknavitch

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Dan Brown

The male climax was accompanied by a split second entirely devoid of thought. A brief mental vacuum. A moment of clarity during which God could be glimpsed. Meditation gurus achieved similar states of thoughtlessness without sex and often described Nirvana as a never-ending spiritual orgasm. — Dan Brown

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Cyril Connolly

In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female. — Cyril Connolly

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Timothy Keller

Lord, save me from the sins of my tongue and the flaws of character that fuel them. Make my words honest (by taking away my fear), few (by taking away my self-importance), wise (by taking away my thoughtlessness), and kind (by taking away my indifference and irritability). Amen. — Timothy Keller

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Democritus

Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness. — Democritus

Thoughtlessness Quotes By J.C. Ryle

Another real danger to young men is thoughtlessness and lack of consideration. Lack of thought is one simple reason why thousands of souls are cast away forever. Men will not consider,-will not look forward,-will not look around them,-will not reflect on the end of their present course, and the sure consequences of their present ways,-and awake at last to find they are damned for lack of thinking. — J.C. Ryle

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Gautama Buddha

Thoughtfulness is the way to deathlessness, thoughtlessness the way to death. The thoughtful do not die: the thoughtless are as if dead already. — Gautama Buddha

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Oswald Chambers

As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, forgetful delight, nor with the quickness of impulsive thoughtlessness . But let us go out with the patient power of knowing that the God of Israel will go before us. — Oswald Chambers

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Dov Davidoff

Bad sign when the thought of your x-girlfriend sends you reeling in a search for new adjectives to describe stupidity and thoughtlessness? — Dov Davidoff

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Richard Mitchell

In a government institution, there is only one area in which problems are taken seriously, and that is the political. Many of the strange things done in American educationism suddenly become perfectly understandable when we see them not as educational methods but as political maneuvers. We must understand illiteracy, therefore, the root of ignorance and thoughtlessness, as not some inadvertent failure to accomplish what was intended but simply a political arrangement of great value to somebody. — Richard Mitchell

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Charles Duhigg

Destructive organizational habits can be found within hundreds of industries and at thousands of firms. And almost always, they are the products of thoughtlessness, of leaders who avoid thinking about the culture and so let it develop without guidance. There are no organizations without institutional habits. There are only places where they are deliberately designed, and places where they are created without forethought, so they often grow from rivalries or fear. — Charles Duhigg

Thoughtlessness Quotes By W. Somerset Maugham

Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers. — W. Somerset Maugham

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi

The taking of vows that are not feasible or that are beyond one's capacity would betray thoughtlessness and want of balance. — Mahatma Gandhi

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Bodhidharma

People who don't see their own nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are liars and fools. — Bodhidharma

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Kilroy J. Oldster

In our formative years, every person begins creating a self that can keep him or her company through later stages in life. It requires concentrated effort to create self-hood. The task of creating a fully developed human being is an ongoing process, an open-ended assignment. The goal of self-hood is to evade slipping into a state of thoughtlessness, where we fail to take ownership of our thoughts, deeds, and lifestyle. — Kilroy J. Oldster

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Ben Aaronovitch

As a typical Londoner, Gurcan had a high tolerance for random thoughtlessness; after all, if you live in the big city there's no point complaining that it's a big city, but even that tolerance has its limit and the name of that limit is 'taking the piss'. — Ben Aaronovitch

Thoughtlessness Quotes By George Santayana

American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralize every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good will, complacency, thoughtlessness, and optimism. — George Santayana

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Chiyo Uno

All deaths before the age of 100 are accidental, caused by carelessness or thoughtlessness. — Chiyo Uno

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Rajneesh

Just by being aware, thoughts start disappearing. There is no need to fight. Your awareness is enough to destroy them. And when the mind is empty, the temple is ready. And inside the temple the only god worth placing is silence. So those three words you have to remember: relaxation, thoughtlessness, silence. And if these three words are no more words to you but become experiences, your life will be transformed. — Rajneesh

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Cyril Connolly

When every unkind word about women has been said, we have still to admit, with Byron, that they are nicer than men. They are more devoted, more unselfish and more emotionally sincere. When the long fuse of cruelty, deceit and revenge is set alight, it is male thoughtlessness which has fired it. — Cyril Connolly

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Blaise Pascal

Amusement allures and deceives us and leads us down imperceptibly in thoughtlessness to the grave — Blaise Pascal

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Jane Austen

But without scheming to do wrong, or to make others unhappy, there may be error, and there may be misery. Thoughtlessness, want of attention to other people's feelings, and want of resolution, will do the business. — Jane Austen

Thoughtlessness Quotes By J.L. Anderson

Change Your Behavior towards Your Mother If your mother is still living and you have contact with her, you need to change the way you respond to her. To do that, you have to take charge of your own emotions about the subject. You can't let her thoughtlessness rule your relationship with her. Instead, stand up for yourself. You can do it in a gentle way, but however you do it, you need to place the burden of the past directly on your mother's shoulders. — J.L. Anderson

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Hank Green

Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood. What's excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly — Hank Green

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Jacquelyn Frank

It was never my intention to cause you pain. Whether you feel strongly or very little, that does not excuse thoughtless behavior. - Adam — Jacquelyn Frank

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Lawrence G. Lovasik

Try to understand that there is more thoughtlessness than malice in the world. People are not out to offend you deliberately and maliciously. But all of us are thoughtless at times and do not readily realize that our words and actions are going to hurt people. — Lawrence G. Lovasik

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Pat Conroy

The teachers of my life saved my life and sent me out prepared for whatever life I was meant to lead. Like everyone else, I had some bad ones and mediocre ones, but I never had one that I thought was holding me back because of idleness or thoughtlessness. They spent their lives with the likes of me and I felt safe during the time they spent with me. The best of them made me want to be just like them. I wanted young kids to look at me the way I looked at the teachers who loved me. Loving them was not difficult for a boy like me. They lit a path for me, and one that I followed with joy. — Pat Conroy

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Gary Hopkins

We have come to a point in time where using common sense, speaking factual truths and asking honest questions have been deemed radical behavior. While in turn, manipulation, thoughtlessness and dishonesty is often rewarded and rules the day. — Gary Hopkins

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Camilla Camp Williams

What does it mean to be inconsiderate? It is most simply a failure to think carefully, to reflect, and to pay attention. It may be living life in the dark, blindly and selfishly following a course without pausing to consider the options. It may be allowing faith to fall into a rut from lack of attention and thoughtlessness. Either way, being inconsiderate prevents growth, quells joy, and leads to a fail use to leave a legacy of eternal consequence. — Camilla Camp Williams

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Leonardo Da Vinci

If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight. — Leonardo Da Vinci

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Bodhidharma

People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools. — Bodhidharma

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Russell Hoban

O yes youwl want to think on that you dont want your mouf to walk you where your feet dont want to go. — Russell Hoban

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Olivia Parker

Madelyn knew her aunt, drunk or sober, simply did not have the continuity of thought to see beyond her opinions to the implied insult. — Olivia Parker

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Anita Brookner

It was then that I saw the business of writing for what it truly was and is to me. It is your penance for not being lucky. It is an attempt to reach others and to make them love you. It is your instinctive protest, when you find you have no voice at the world's tribunals, and that no one will speak for you. I would give my entire output of words, past, present and to come, in exchange for easier access to the world, for permission to state "I hurt" or " I hate" or " I want". Or indeed, "Look at me". And I do not go back on this. For once a thing is known it can never be unknown. It can only be forgotten. And writing is the enemy of forgetfulness, or thoughtlessness. For the writer there is no oblivion. Only endless memory. — Anita Brookner

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Harper Lee

The knife hit deep, suddenly: "Jean Louise, your brother worried about your thoughtlessness until the day he died!" It was raining softly on his grave now, in the hot evening. You never said it, you never even thought it; if you'd thought it you'd have said it. You were like that. Rest well, Jem. She rubbed salt into it: I'm thoughtless, all right. Selfish, self-willed, I eat too much, and I feel like the Book of Common Prayer. Lord forgive me for not doing what I should have done and for doing what I shouldn't have done - oh hell. — Harper Lee

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Bill Bryson

Spectators could, for an additional fee, sit on the stage - something not permitted at the Globe. With stage seating, audience members could show off their finery to maximum effect, and the practice was lucrative; but it contained an obvious risk of distraction. Stephen Greenblatt relates an occasion in which a nobleman who had secured a perch on the stage spied a friend entering across the way and strode through the performance to greet him. When rebuked by an actor for his thoughtlessness, the nobleman slapped the impertinent fellow and the audience rioted. — Bill Bryson

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Hannah Arendt

There is a strange interdependence between thoughtlessness and evil. — Hannah Arendt

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Colleen McCullough

Caesar's kindnesses are conscious, done for Caesar's benefit, and Caesar no longer sees the world as a place wherein magical things can occur. Because they can't. Men and women ruin it with their impulses, desires, thoughtlessness, lack of intelligence and cupidity. — Colleen McCullough

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Louis-Ferdinand Celine

My mother, writing from France, admonished me to take care of my health as she had during the war. My head could be all set for the guillotine, and still my mother would scold me for forgetting my muffler. She never missed an opportunity to try and convince me that the world is a kindly place and that she'd done a good job in conceiving me. This alleged Providence was the great subterfuge of maternal thoughtlessness. — Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Thomas Hughes

Boyishness - by which I mean animal life in its fullest measure, good nature and honest impulses, hatred of injustice and meanness, and thoughtlessness enough to sink a three-decker. — Thomas Hughes

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Albert Schweitzer

Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. — Albert Schweitzer

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Shannon L. Alder

Don't waste your time trying to explain yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you. Instead, commit your time to explaining who they are to them. When you get a person to see the positive similarities you share, it begins to restore the loss of respect between you. — Shannon L. Alder

Thoughtlessness Quotes By Edgar A. Guest

A little bit of hatred can spoil a score of years
And blur the eyes that ought to smile with many needless tears.
A little bit of thoughtlessness and anger for a day
Can rob a home of all its joy and drive delight away..
A little bit of shouting in a sharp and vicious tone
Can leave a sting that will be felt when many years have flown.
And just one hasty moment of ill temper can offend
And leave an inner injury the years may never mend.
It takes no mental fiber to say harsh and bitter things;
It doesn't call for courage to employ a lash that stings.
And cruel words and bitter any fool can think to say,
But the hurt they leave behind them takes years to wipe away.
Just a little bit of hatred robs a home of all delight,
And leaves a winding trail of wrong that time may never right.
For only those are happy and keep their peace of mind,
Who guard themselves from hatred and words that are unkind! — Edgar A. Guest